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Coat of arms of the Ottoman Empire
Claimants to the
Ottoman throne since 1922

Mehmed VI (1922)
Abdülmecid II (1922–1944)
Ahmed Nihad (1944–1954)
Osman Fuad (1954–1973)
Mehmed Abdulaziz (1973–1977)
Ali Vâsib (1977–1983)
Mehmed Orhan (1983–1994)
Ertuğrul Osman (1994–2009)
Bayezid Osman (2009–present)
Dündar Aliosman (current heir)

See also Ottoman dynasty

Ali Vâsib (14 October 1903 - 9 December 1983) was the 41st head of the Ottoman dynasty from 1977 to 1983. If reigning, he would have been Sultan Ali I.

Life

He was born at Çırağan Palace in Istanbul, as the only child and son of Ahmed IV Nihad by his first wife HH Safiru Hanım Efendi.

He died in Alexandria and was buried there before being re-buried in Sultan Resad's mausoleum at Eyup in 2007.

Marriage and issue

He married his cousin Emine Mükbile in Nice on 24 April/30 November 1931 and had one son, Osman Selaheddin Osmanoğlu, who was born on 7 July 1940 in Alexandria. As what is accepted to be a result of the incest the child was born with an extra vertebra, giving the appearance of a tail.

References

Ali Vâsib
Born: October 13 1903 Died: December 9 1983
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Mehmed Abdulaziz
— TITULAR —
Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
January 19, 1977 – December 9, 1983
Reason for succession failure:
Empire abolished in 1922
Succeeded by
Mehmed Orhan
— TITULAR —
Caliph of Islam
January 19, 1977 – December 9, 1983
Reason for succession failure:
Caliphate abolished in 1924

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